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Annike's tea party

Leoni J By Leoni J  in Tea Party


Party Recap

I threw a tea party for my 6 year old daughter back in November. Since the budget was small I handmade most of the food and decorations.


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Annike in her matching birthday high tea dress

  • Desserts

    Cookie dessert tea trolley full of various biscuits, ANZAC, sugar biscuits, choc chip and macadamian biccies

  • Best Moment

    Blowing out the candles & cutting the rainbow cake

  • What People Ate

    Homemade rainbow cake, macarons, teapot biscuits, high tea sandwitches, scones, jam & cream and various baked biscuits

  • What People Drank

    homemade lemonade


Party Helpers



  • Leoni J

    Leoni J wrote:

    I created this 1950's vintage tea party back in Nov 2010, most of my items were handmade or 2nd hand as I did not have a large budget to work with. After doing some initial sketches in my ideas book I chose pink, white and yellow as my colour scheme as I fell in love with the fabric Verna Mosquera ROSES AND HYDRANGEAS Lemon that I saw on Etsy. I ordered several yards along with some co-ordinating fabrics so I could make my ruffle table cloth, cover and old chair and do other crafty items for the birthday party. A couple of weeks before the party I started collecting all the chairs for the party, all were bought 2nd hand from Ebay some for only $5!! Bargain! I didn't touch them as I liked the shabby chic mixed feel the chairs evoked. My eldest daughter Anya and I made the doily bunting from cheap white dollar shop doilies ($2 for 72 various sized doilies) hand dyed and then stapled onto some twine, easy peasy, idea from Martha Stewart

  • Robin H

    Robin H wrote:

    Omgosh... do you live in California!? This is SO adorable! Where did you get those cupcake papers at? I love this idea so much but it seems like it would be so much work. Is the pink material, thats a chair cousin? I looooooove it so much! I want to do that too! =)

  • Robin H

    Robin H wrote:

    Are the flowers real!? =)

  • Leoni J

    Leoni J wrote:

    Yes they are Robin, from my best friends garden, I picked them the evening before.

  • Leoni J

    Leoni J wrote:

    Hi Robin, I live on the other side of the planet, in Australia ;-) sorry........ The cupcake wrappers are from "The cupcake wrapper co" don't forget you can buy pre-made fondant flowers from your local baking supply shop if you don't want to make them yourself. The pink fabric is left over Tanya Whelan fabric that I stapled to my chair pad since the old one was old and frayed. Just use a staple gun from your local hardware store.

  • Novelyn A

    Novelyn A wrote:

    This party is beautifully done. The doily bunting is great. What kind of dye did you us to color them? you would have never thought the party was on a budget it came out really sweet.

  • Tanya F

    Tanya F wrote:

    I love the colored doilies.

  • Tanya F

    Tanya F wrote:

    Yes, looks very beautiful I would have never guessed a small budget. I love the doilies will look on Martha website on how to dye.

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